Final Johnson Street Bridge Steel Shipment Headed To Victoria

August 30 2017

VICTORIA, BC – The final shipment of steel pieces for the new Johnson Street Bridge have been loaded onto a heavy lift ship and are now on their way to Victoria.

The steel has left Shanghai and will take approximately 25 days to cross the Pacific Ocean, arriving in late September. The pieces included in that shipment are the bridge deck structure that cars and bikes will travel across and the pedestrian and multi-use pathways. When the bridge deck structure arrives in Victoria, work will be done in the upper harbour to attach the pedestrian walkway and the multi-use pathway to the deck structure, as well as install the bridge architectural and traffic lighting and the new deck surface.

The steel will be offloaded in Victoria or in Vancouver depending on timing. Once the steel arrives in Victoria it will be cleaned and then inspected for any possible damage during shipping. During all this work over the coming months, marine channel closures as well as vehicle and pedestrian traffic closures on the current bridge will be necessary in order to safely move equipment and the large steel pieces. These closures will be communicated by the City and PCL as needed.

The City will alert media and the public closer to the date the final steel shipment is expected to arrive.

Ship tracking information:

For those interested in tracking the progress of the vessel carrying the steel, click the link to follow the AAL Singapore travel progress across the Pacific Ocean:  AAL SINGAPORE

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